Oxford University scientists gave babies trial TB vaccine ‘that did not work on monkeys’
- Professor Peter Beverley, a former principal research fellow at Oxford University, made the claim
- A “monkey study” began in November 2006. Scientists ignored worrying data, collected by Government officials, that showed primates given the booster jab seemed to “die rather rapidly”.
- Oxford researchers applied for funding 18 months later, for a clinical trial on 2,800 babies, but Professor Beverley said that regulators weren’t given the results of the study.
- The “baby trial” began in July 2009 ; in 2013 the results indicated that the new vaccine offered no extra protection.
- Oxford university has since denied the claim and an inquiry found no wrongdoing.
- Babies were given a trial TB vaccine ‘that did not work on monkeys by Oxford University scientists’, former academic at the institution claims, dailymail, 5 September 2017.
- Oxford University scientists gave babies trial TB vaccine ‘that did not work on monkeys’, telegraph, 3 SEPTEMBER 2017.
- Oxford University scientists gave hundreds of babies a trial TB vaccine that ‘did not work on monkeys’, independent, 4 September 2017.
- TB vaccine administered to African children, despite fatalities in monkeys, today.mims, 11 Sep 2017.
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